5,589Dec 12, 2007
Veterans Mental Health Care
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to examine and identify mental health challenges within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, including increasing numbers of ...
1,452Dec 4, 2013
Veterans Affairs Disability Claims
Witnesses testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' disability claims backlog, and its ability to process complex claims such as traumatic brain injuries. The first panel of veterans and ...
619Jun 14, 2011
Veterans' Mental Health Care, Daniel Hanson Testimony
Iraq War veteran Daniel Hanson appeared at a hearing on war veterans' mental health care. He said in his testimony that he spent his disability check on “booze and strip clubs,” and ...
480Jul 19, 2013
Treatment for Military Sexual Trauma
Military sexual assault and trauma victims testified on health care and treatment options available to victims from the military and from Veterans Affairs. Panelists described their sexual ...
449May 30, 2012
Prosthetics Care for Veterans
LIVE HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS-SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
V.A. Prosthetics Purchasing
The hearing will examine how VA defines prosthetic devices, as well as its ...
370Jul 25, 2012
Veteran Health Care Assistance
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki discussed ways to more effectively reintroduce those in the armed forces back into civilian life. The joint ...
361Oct 9, 2013
Impact of Government Shutdown on Veterans
Eric Shinseki testified on the impact of the government shutdown on services and benefits to military veterans. He said that if the government shutdown continues, about 3.8 million veterans ...
309Sep 24, 2009
Veterans' Burials and National Cemetery Policy
Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “Honoring the Fallen: How Can We Better Serve America’s Veterans and Their Families?” The hearing focused on the current Veteran’s ...
286Apr 11, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Veterans Affairs Budget
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki and other VA officials defended spending increases in the fiscal year 2014 budget request for their department.
283May 6, 2008
Suicides of Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs officials testified about charges the department had misled the public about the numbers of suicides committed by active duty personnel and veterans. Committee ...
259Jun 14, 2011
Veterans' Mental Health Care, Panel 2
Doctors and mental health professionals testified on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other issues facing some returning veterans. Among the topics addressed were
254May 16, 2012
Prosthetics Care for Veterans
Witnesses testified about the current capabilities of the Veterans Administration to deliver state-of-the art care to veterans with amputations. Among the issues they addressed were demand for ...
232Oct 3, 2012
Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities
Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations.
Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented the ...
201May 16, 2007
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The committee held a full committee health care symposium on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants and members talked about improving ways to provide mental health care services to ...
193Mar 10, 2009
Fiscal Year 2010 Veterans Programs Budget Proposals
A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2010 budget for programs for veterans. Witnesses testified about the $112.8 billion budget for 2010, which was a $15 billion boost from the ...
163Jun 14, 2011
Veterans' Mental Health Care, Panel 3
Veterans Administration officials and veteran advocacy group representatives testified on their efforts to fill gaps in mental health treatment for veterans.
153Jul 31, 2008
Veterans Administration Spending Practices
The Veterans Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on the issue of overspending at Department of Veterans' Affairs. Witnesses testifed about lapses in competitive bidding, poor auditing ...
138May 16, 2012
Veterans' Education Issues
Witnesses testified about an executive order which required colleges to provide more information to veterans, such as the likelihood of military members completing a school’s programs prior to ...
113Jun 29, 2006
Veterans Data Privacy Breach
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held its fifth full committee oversight hearing on the recent data theft of personal information. This hearing focused on the institutional barriers of the ...
112Nov 16, 1999
Persian Gulf War Illnesses
Witnesses testified about the possible health effects of the drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB) on veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. A recent RAND Corporation study indicated that the ...
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